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Old 01-26-2002, 12:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy New breaks at 8 months?

Is it just me or does 8 months seem way too early for a break job? My front rotors are scored and when I set the parking break it's setting much higher the before. I've also noticed over the last few months if I park on a incline my car will roll back if not in gear. At first I assumed I just needed the parking break adjusted. But now my rotors are scored and my pedal is screwy. I decided to stop way to late for a yellow and my pedal went to the floor and I ended up in the intersection. Dose this sound familiar to anyone? I think I'm going to fight hard to get this fixed under warranty as I've never had a car that needed breaks this soon. Or is this to be expected? My REX has 15,000 normal miles on it I was exptecting to get into the 20,000 range before new pads were needed. Now I just hope I don't need new rotors.

Thanks for any input.

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Old 01-26-2002, 12:27 AM   #2
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Default That brakes not breaks

Too many Martini's with dinner I guess. I meant Brakes not breaks, hic!!

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Old 01-26-2002, 12:30 AM   #3
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when I set the parking break it's setting much higher the before
This is normal park brake cable stretch. Get the dealer to adjust it.

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Old 01-26-2002, 12:13 PM   #4
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Default Get it checked

My pads were down to 3mm F and 4mm R by about 9,000 and replaced the first time at about 12,000 miles, -under warranty, so get it into a dealership- it's no big deal.

If you drive these cars the way they are meant to be driven, things like tires and brake pads simply aren't going to last like you may have grown accustom to in lesser vehicles.
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Old 01-29-2002, 04:14 PM   #5
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Did you properly break in your brake pads when new? I tried, but it is next to impossible to do so in rush hour traffic where I live. If you live in L.A. I would imagine it's just as hard to do there. 15,000 is a short brake pad life, but it doesn't seem too unreasonable under hard driving conditions. The good news is brake pads are cheap and relatively easy to replace.

For a while I was driving this Honda up and down Bear Creek Road, an elevation change of about 1,600 feet I'd guess. I was replacing brake pads every 3 or 4 months and they were lasting 9 or 10 thousand miles tops!

Psoper - you have a really good dealer to get your pads replaced under warranty! I'm impressed.
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Old 01-29-2002, 05:11 PM   #6
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The front rotor scoring is normal, and will go away (unless you already wore through your pads and are metal to metal). Sube parking brakes don't hold the car on inclines that well (where the car could roll backwards down the hill). Just click it a few more until you get it adjusted. As far as your intersection incident...???
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